Long salutes Albion response

BY foxsports • September 27, 2011

The Baggies struggled in the opening 45 minutes of the goalless Premier League encounter at The Hawthorns following Roy Hodgson's decision to send his side out in a 4-3-3 formation. He reverted to 4-4-2 for the second half and Albion striker Long feels there were plenty of positives about the way the team played from there. "The first half was a bit of a wake-up call for us," Long told the club's official website. "But we were unlucky not to get the three points in the end. "Fulham are a good side - a top-10, top-eight team. We weren't at the office at all and it was good to get to half-time. The gaffer said a few words to us and got us going. In the second half we gave it a good shot and they were on the back foot. "There were a lot of positives to take from it into Sunderland (this Saturday)."

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